Tree Town

Canopy trees help channel rainwater into the ground. The leaves and branches carry water to the trunk, and the moisture runs down and is absorbed into the ground. Rain on pavement runs off into the ocean via gutters and storm drains, and does not replenish groundwater. As underground aquifer levels are decreasing due to drought and urban runoff, the contributions of trees are more important than ever for the sustainability of our region’s water supply.

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